You need4-5 potatoes (boiled and cut)
1 cup soya chunks
1 cup peas (optional)
3 onions (chopped)
3 tomatoes (chopped)
1 inch long ginger (grated)
1 tablespoon dried mint leaves or handful of fresh mint leaves
2 tablespoon coriander seeds
1 inch long cinnamon stick
10 black pepper corns
6 green cardamoms (only seeds)
a small piece of star anise (not whole, just a little piece of it) (optional)
2 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon red chilli powder (or more)
salt to taste
2 tablespoon oil
Method1. Dry roast coriander seeds, cinnamon, pepper corns, star anise piece(if using)and cardamom seeds. Cool and grind into powder. Keep aside.
2. Boil the soya chunks in salted water for 5 minutes. Drain the water.When cooled, squeeze out the excess water. Keep aside.
3. In a wok (kadai), heat oil and add cumin seeds. Let them crackle. Now add onions and ginger. Cook till onions turn golden brown.
4. Sprinkle the prepared masala (spices) and stir till fragrant. Add tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes or till tomatoes get soft.
5. Lastly add potatoes, soya chunks, peas (if using), chilli powder, mint leaves and salt. Mix well and cook till done. Serve with naan or roti!